Poems by
Suboor Usmani

Three Little Words

a poem by Suboor Usmani

Those three little words you uttered
created a mighty stir.
A savage stream got channelized into a deep river.
A man was transformed into a human.
A tiny drop of water realized its existence
in a bewildering ocean.
All the inequalities simplified into an equation.
I would have failed in every examination;
Had not you had said those three little words
I adore you: You’re devotion.